Music & Performing Arts
Never Such Innocence (NSI) has successfully engaged almost 7,000 children from over 350 schools in 43 countries in commemorating the First World War through poetry, art and song. Today, the commemorative charity will celebrate its fourth and final centenary competition, in which children from across the world have submitted poems, artwork or songs inspired by the events of the Great War.
NSI launched the centenary competition last autumn and the winners have now been selected from every corner of the United Kingdom, as well as Greece, Malaysia, New Zealand, France, Canada, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Rwanda and the USA, to name but a few.
Street dance group ‘Autism with Attitude’ have made history as the first special needs dance team to qualify for the United Dance Organisations (UDO) World Championships in Glasgow.
Members of the group have developed their skills since attending Hillingdon Manor School, in Uxbridge. Teacher Jonathan Baron said: “The SEN dance world is currently very small and in fact they were the first dance team with special needs to take part in the event.”
Hillingdon Manor is an Outcomes First Group centre of excellence in education and development, for children aged five to 19 years with an autistic spectrum condition (ASC).
Manchester Art Gallery to host World Autism Awareness Week exhibition
A school which serves Manchester’s autistic community and their families has joined forces with Manchester Art Gallery to launch an art competition culminating in an exclusive exhibition to mark World Autism Awareness Week (27 March – 2 April).
The competition was organised by Gorton-based Grange School, and received more than 100 entries from pupils, parents and school staff across Manchester living with autism. Judges are selecting 12 winners who will have their work exhibited in the prestigious gallery.
A look into how regular exposure to music can be used to help children with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
Music is a powerful source of communication because it has the ability to reach anyone and everyone. Quite like nothing else, exposure to music on a regular basis allows people of any age, gender, with or without learning difficulty, deafness, blindness or other disability, to experience its effects in some way. Even though music is usually associated with being something you listen to with your ears, there are a series of pitches that can also be felt by touch, such as the vibrations caused when a drum is played which can be of great benefit to children with an auditory disability.
Music making opportunities for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is given a boost, thanks to a new partnership announced today (14 December) between Bristol Music Trust and DAC Beachcroft LLP.
The leading international law firm will support Bristol Music Trust’s inclusive arts education programme, A New Ambition for Inclusive Excellence.
The programme aims to develop a sustainable and long-term strategy that delivers a high-quality, inclusive music offer to those in most need, setting a new standard of excellence for music education in the Greater Bristol area.
BOOKING NOW OPEN: RELAXED PERFORMANCE OF PETER PAN
Olivier Theatre, Saturday 21 January, 2pm
RELAXED WORKSHOP: Junk Puppets
Saturday 21 January, 11am, Duffield Studio
RELAXED FAMILY SCREENINGS: Bill
Saturday 11 February, 11.30am, Cottesloe Room
A co-production with Bristol Old Vic. Devised by the Companies, based on the works of JM Barrie
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